A.D. Vision’s Anime Network has begun offering Shinji Aramaki‘s first computer-animated Appleseed film on Apple’s iTunes Store as an App for the iPhone and iPod Touch mobile devices. The App allows unlimited viewing of the film on the devices (which have standard-definition video output via a cable) and includes wallpapers and a chat board.
Robot Comics has released Ubunchu!, Hiroshi Seo‘s manga about “the world’s cutest” distribution package of the Linux operating system (OS), for free in English and Japanese for the iPhone and iPod Touch this week. In this “slapstick school romantic comedy,” three high school students — the fervent UNIX user and club president Akane Kisaragi, the hardcore gal-game otaku vice-president Masato Mido, and the dojinshi-drawing Mac fan Risa Shina — are learning how to use the Ubuntu OS in their systems adminstration club. The manga is available in two formats: the original right-to-left page format, and a left-to-right page format. The manga was originally published in ASCII MediaWorks’ Kantan Ubuntu! (Easy Ubuntu!) book in Japan, but it is now freely available under a Creative Commons license.